extension ExtPose

Google Calendar Clickable Links in Popups

Description from extension meta

Fixes the issue where links in Google Calendar's popups aren't clickable.

Image from store Google Calendar Clickable Links in Popups
Description from store Google's Calendar popups add zero width space characters every 10 or so characters to the Where field, in order to create a "wrapping" effect without visibly altering the text. The issue with this is that if you copy/paste text out of the Where field, it will still contain the zero width space character mixed into all of the text. While this isn't a problem when the "where" is a Google Hangouts video link (because they replace the where field with their special widget), and it's not much of a problem if the where field contains a physical address (because Google provides a "map" link to map to the location), it becomes a problem if you want to store information in the where field that doesn't fit into Google's way of thinking. Say you want to store a Go To Meeting URL, WebEx URL, BlueJeans.com URL, or perhaps a Room.co URL in the Where field. First, the link isn't made clickable. Second, if you copy the URL and paste it into the Chrome "omnibar", the zero width space is pasted right along with the rest of the URL. Not only that, the zero width space is converted to a valid escaped URL code for the zero width space. You would notice this as % encoded characters in the URL - except Chrome autoconverts % encoded values into their appropriate utf-8 character in the URL bar to support multi-lingual URLs and UTF-8 characters in searches via the "omnibar". So, you think you pasted the clean url, but the zero width spaces remain, and the various meeting services report the URL to be invalid, and you can't join your meeting. This extension fixes both of these issues by first removing the erroneously used zero with space character and then finding and making clickable any http link in the where field. Source code can be found here: http://github.com/jonathanfalkner/gcal_clickable

Latest reviews

  • (2017-07-26) Dean Rowntree: Very good! Does exactly as described. If you add a link and it does not appear clickable, either reload the page or refresh the calendar. Sorted.
  • (2016-04-12) Tom Francis: Well executed and clean solution. Kudos to the developer!
  • (2016-04-11) Mike Crittenden: Fabulous. Simple and gets the job done. Shame on Google Calendar for not having clickable URLs in those popups by now, but this fixes it.

Latest issues

  • (2017-04-17, v:1) Mike Blumenstein: Not working for me
    this is not working for me with my google calendar, is there any issues with the latest version of Chrome? Version 57.0.2987.133 (64-bit)


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4.8 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2016-04-09 / 1
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